In 1976, Elaine Smith founded Therapy Dogs International—the world’s first organization for testing and certifying dogs to visit hospitals.
Women in History
Marian Anderson used her rejection and status to shine a light on racial inequality and unite Americans.
Ping Fu created and managed a 3D company despite all odds.
How Kathy Griffin capitalized on her reputation as a D-list actress.
Sadako Sasaki is the most widely-known “hibakusha”—which roughly translates to “bomb-affected person”—and has become a symbol of the impact of nuclear war.
Marion Donovan’s frustration at constantly having to change and wash her children’s soiled diapers, bed sheets and clothes resulted in the first disposable diaper.
Often considered a musical prodigy, in 2011 Esperanza Spalding became the first jazz musician to win a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Anna Akhmatova is one of Russia’s most revered poets. Her work often criticized Stalin’s Russia by lending a voice to victims of the regime.
Learn about five little-known women in history who made big contributions to our modern world, from Akiko Yosano to Rosalind Franklin.
This Women’s History Month, step inside the world of saucey 16th-century courtesan Veronica Franco, early champion for women’s rights.
Many feel the distorted images in Francesca Stern Woodman’s work comment on the way women are erased from and overlooked in society.
As the unequivocal queens of March Madness, the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team had won 75 straight games.
The poet Anne Sexton’s career was a direct result of her struggles with madness.
Though she doesn’t suffer from mental illness, Eleanor Holmes Norton has dedicated her life to what in the past seemed like a crazy idea: an inclusive country where everyone had equal rights.